COVID-19 file

Centers for Disease Control

COVID-19

Pennsylvania's new confirmed cases of COVID-19 doubled on Thursday, with 560 new cases pushing the statewide total to 1,687. State health officials also said five more Pennsylvanians have died due to the virus, giving the state 16 fatalities.

The novel coronavirus is now in 48 counties across Pennsylvania. The 49.6 percent increase day-over-day is the largest since state health officials began releasing data on March 16.

Pennsylvania confirmed COVID-19 cases

Date Total cases New cases Deaths Negative tests
March 16 76 13 0 670
March 17 96 20 0 n/a
March 18 133 36 1 1187
March 19 185 53 1 1608
March 20 268 83 1 2574
March 21 371 103 2 3766
March 22 479 108 2 4964
March 23 644 165 6 6595
March 24 851 207 7 8643
March 25 1,127 276 11 11193
March 26 1,687 560 16 16441
March 27 2,218 531 22 21016
March 28 2,751 533 34 25254
March 29 3,394 649 38 30,061
March 30 4,087 693 49 33,777

According to the State Department of Health's map, there are still just four confirmed cases in the Valley — all in Montour County — as of Thursday afternoon. Thursday morning, Evangelical Community Hospital announced it had confirmed two tests at its local testing sites. Confirmed cases are designated by an individual's county of residence, not where they have been tested.

“Our notable increase in cases over the past few days indicate we need everyone to take COVID-19 seriously,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Pennsylvanians have a very important job right now: stay calm, stay home and stay safe. We have seen case counts continue to increase and the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.”

On Tuesday, the state had 644 total cases. On Wednesday and Thursday, the state has added another 837 positive cases. There have also been 16,441 negative tests, state health officials said Thursday.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of cases: Adams (7), Allegheny (133, 2 deaths), Armstrong (1), Beaver (13), Berks (36), Blair (1), Bradford (2), Bucks (107), Butler (19, 1 death), Cambria (1), Carbon (2), Centre (9), Chester (84), Clearfield (2), Columbia (3), Crawford (1), Cumberland (15), Dauphin (13), Delaware (156), Erie (4), Fayette (8), Franklin (5), Greene (3), Indiana (1), Juniata (1), Lackawanna (28, 2 deaths), Lancaster (21), Lawrence (1), Lebanon (4), Lehigh (63, 1 death), Luzerne (36, 1 death), Lycoming (1), Mercer (3), Monroe (67, 2 deaths), Montgomery (282, 2 deaths), Montour (4), Northampton (56, 3 deaths), Philadelphia (402, 1 death), Pike (15), Potter (1), Schuylkill (9), Somerset (2), Susquehanna (1), Warren (1), Washington (12), Wayne (6), Westmoreland (24), York (21).

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